Country Hour New South Wales
Country Hour for Tuesday 23 September 201409/23/14
On the NSW Country Hour today a piggery at Koorawatha plans a seven-fold increase in sow numbers, the Federal Court in Sydney orders the largest independent egg producer in NSW to pay a $300,000 fine for falsely labelling their eggs as free range,...
Country Hour for Monday 22 September 2014
On the Country Hour the Anglo American Coal Company tells its Hunter Valley workforce it's ready to invest if the Drayton South project is approved, how Wellington is showcasing its credentials as a producer of good fresh produce, a big sale of...
NSW Country Hour for Friday 19 September, 2014
A farmer from Gulgong in central west NSW has been recognised for his contribution to conservation at the National Landcare Conference awards dinner in Melbourne. In the early 1980s, Colin Seis started to experiment with sowing cereal crops into...
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 18 September 2014
A temporary camp to accommodate anti-coal seam gas protesters at Gloucester in northern New South Wales has been approved by the local council. Gloucester Shire Council received nearly 700 submissions on Development Application (DA) for the site...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 17 September, 2014
The National Farmers' Federation has defended having supermarket chain Coles as main sponsor of its annual congress in October. Coles will provide a keynote speaker and have a say in the conference agenda. Chris Gleeson, president of the farm advocacy...
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 16 September, 2014
Wheat pools as a way of growers marketing grain in Australia are experiencing a resurgence.
NSW Country Hour for Friday 12 September, 2014
The Treasurer Joe Hockey was quick to tell farmers in Walgett in north west New South Wales, he was not in town to make any promises, that he was in the business of listening, of hearing what the problems are and more importantly what possible...
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 11 September, 2014
Farmers in drought-affected western New South Wales have made their pitch to the Federal Treasurer for an improved concessional loans scheme. They met with Joe Hockey today when he flew into Walgett to see for himself what the drought situation is...
NSW Country Hour for Wednesday 10 September, 2014
The New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage and police are currently inspecting a property in Croppa Creek, near where environment officer Glen Turner was shot dead earlier this year. The Office is gathering information on allegations of...
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 9 September, 2014
The NSW Farmers Association is set to meet with high-level State Government Ministers in a few days and will express its anger at the government's approvals framework. It says government has failed farmers over the Shenhua Watermark Coal Project. The...
NSW Country Hour for Monday 8 September, 2014
The NSW Government has announced a scheme to pay farmers to protect biodiversity, using money from developers. NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes says developers of major road, rail and mining projects will be required to pay into a biodiversity...
NSW Country Hour for September 5, 2014
Despite pleas from milk processors for farmers to produce more, volatile global prices are putting a lid on expansion and investment in the industry. Farmers are worried about increasing production amid fears their returns will continue to drop But...
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 4 September 2014
The NSW Government has ramped up its war against weeds, allocating $11.3 million in new funding. Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, said the State Government will ensure co-ordinated regional planning and local delivery of weeds...
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 2 September, 2014
The confirmed cases of Lyssavirus in horses has raised a number of issues about viruses jumping species. Professor Michael Ward, chair of Veterinary Public Health at University of Sydney, says the rabies-like virus needs to be watched. "We know it has...
NSW Country Hour for Monday 1 September, 2014
A drier than average August in many parts of the country means spring rains will now be critical to ensure grain crops don't fail. Many cropping regions in South Australia, Victoria, southern New South Wales and Western Australia recorded below...
NSW Country Hour for Friday 29 August, 2014
Conservationists are dismissive of the 'ecological thinning' the Natural Resources Commission has recommended take place in the conservation areas of the Goonoo and Pilliga State Forests in New South Wales .
NSW Country Hour for Thursday 28 August, 2014
The New South Wales Minister for the Environment Rob Stokes has appointed an independent panel to undertake a comprehensive review of the Native Vegetation Act. The panel will also review the Threatened Species Conservation Act and related...
NSW Country Hour for Tuesday 26 August, 2014
Walgett farmers are still kicking up dust despite the arrival of good rainfall for many parts of New South Wales. The far north west of NSW is out of kilter with much of the rest of the state which is experiencing its best season in years. The rain is...
NSW Country Hour for Monday 25 August, 2014
NSW Irrigators say they want to see more efficiency, more 'bang for their buck' in the management of water resources in the Murray-Darling Basin, (MDBP). Chief Executive Officer of the irrigator group, Mark McKenzie says they have been part of a...
NSW Country Hour for Friday 22 August, 2014
NSW laws on a range of environmental issues will be reviewed and it's no mean feat panel chairman Neil Byron tells Michael Condon.
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